What is a popular magazine that offers an annual list of top footballers?


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Forbes Magazine offers an annual list of The World���s Highest Paid Soccer Players, along with information about their salaries. FourFourTwo, the world���s number one football magazine, also offers a ranked annual list of the Best 100 Football Players in the World.

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Forbes Magazine is worldwide leader on business news, and it has a section devoted to the business of sports. ���The World���s Highest-Paid Soccer Players��� comes out once per year, ranking the players according to salary. In 2014, the highest-paid was Cristiano Ronaldo, with $73 million in salary, bonuses and endorsement income. ���Football clubs are generally focused on winning matches rather than maximising [sic] profit, and there is a clear correlation between wage bill and on field success,��� said Dan Jones, a partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte. Lionel Messi finished second on last year���s list, with $65 million, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic was third.

FourFourTwo, published in the U.K., offers a yearly ranked list of players, determined by votes from a panel of experts after much discussion. In December 2014, it voted Cristiano Ronaldo number one for his role in Real Madrid���s championship. Philipp Lahm of Bayern Munich was voted number two and Lionel Messi of Barcelona number three.

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